Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke

Melbourne / Australia
Andrew Burke
Melbourne / Australia
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Andrew Burke is a contemporary Australian writer.

His poetry has been included in Western Australian and Australian anthologies.

Early in his working life, Burke pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and Creative Director, switching to academia as a literature and creative writing lecturer in middle age. He has lectured in Australia ...
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Haibun
Reading Sheila’s book and stirring the porridge is a plaiting: tactile, rhythmic. The dog barks to have such fun, or wants it. Rain primps on our tin roof, veranda dusted off, biddable as
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2.
Duet At Shanxi Normal University Linfen, China
As I walked out late along Paragon Road
among students going hither and thither,
I heard a trained voice – male, operatic –
singing quietly to itself, ‘Maria, Maria’,
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3.
None So Raw As This Our Land
Many have been more exotic places, but this
you offer us, a taste of our land. The air
so crisp with chill we wear entire wardrobes
like hunters' furs - jeans over track pants,
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4.
Natural Sfx
Standing at the edge of
the Western Desert,
minus 2 degrees Celsius,
I listen for
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5.
Esse Est Percipi
I lie on the surgery table
staring up at the hanging
anatomical drawings of the forestry
around the skeletal frames
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